Nurses required in the UK and expected salary

Nurses required in the UK and expected salary

Nurses trained outside the UK and EEA. They can apply to be on the NMC Register, providing they meet its standards. The NMC will compare the training in your country with that required in the UK. Registration with the NMC does not provide the right to work in the UK.

Shortage of Nurses in UK

A Registered Nurse (RN) earns an average salary of £24,419 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Practice Nurse, Case Management, and Geriatrics.

  • Fully qualified nurses start on salaries of £22,128 rising to £28,746 on Band 5 of the NHS Agenda for Change Pay Rates. Salaries in London attract a high-cost area supplement.
  • With experience, in positions such as nurse team leader on Band 6, salaries progress to £26,565 to £35,577.
  • At more senior levels such as nurse advanced, modern matron and nurse consultant (Bands 7 to 8c) salaries range from £31,696 to £69,168.

About the NMC

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) regulates nurses and midwives in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. NMC has set standards for nurses and midwives to meet in their working lives. Nurses and midwives must follow the NMC code of conduct, which states how they must work and behave. To protect the public, NMC has set standards for education, to make sure nurses and midwives have the right skills and qualities when they start work. keep a register of all nurses and midwives who have met these standards and have been admitted to our register.

NMC is governed by our Council. It ensures that we comply with the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 and the Charities Act 1993. Membership of the Council comprises of lay and registrant members appointed by the Privy Council, including one member from each of the four UK countries.

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  1. I am a qualified Registered General nurse and midwife currently working in a Neonatal & Postnatal Ward at a Provincial Hospital in Zimbabwe. have been practising as a registered general nurse since 2012. I then enrolled for a midwifery diploma in April 2016 and completed in April 2017. I have been practising as a midwife since May 2017. The midwifery course as well as the clinical sessions were conducted in English. The official language of communication(writing & Speaking) at the hospital where I work is English. What are my chances like for the NMC English requirement under the Evidence Type 2 eligibility considering this background.

    • Hello Sarah

      As far as we know that you need to have passed at least 3 years of diploma or degree to apply for NMC.
      However, approach NMC and get more information regarding your current education and education needed to apply for NMC.
      and regarding English, you have to get your IELTS done with 7band each module to apply for NMC

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